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Vocabulary’s Influence on Successful Writing. ERIC Digest D157

Vocabulary’s Influence on Successful Writing. ERIC Digest D157 Shawna Brynildssen There is extensive research indicating that a rich vocabulary is a critical element of reading ability. Laflamme (1997) states that recent research has identified vocabulary knowledge as the single most important factor in reading comprehension. There is, likewise, no shortage of studies documenting a strong […]

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Career Development: The Contemporary Scene and the Future. Highlights: An ERIC/CAPS Digest

Career Development: The Contemporary Scene and the Future. Highlights: An ERIC/CAPS Digest Norman Gysbers EVOLVING MEANINGS OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT Modern theories of career development began appearing in literature during the 1950s. At that time the occupational choice focus of the first forty years of career development began to give way to a broader, more comprehensive […]

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Accessing ERIC with Your Microcomputer: Update

Accessing ERIC with Your Microcomputer: Update Jane Klausmeier Janis This digest focuses on how to use your microcomputer as a terminal. It covers: o Hardware and software requirements; o Configuring the software; and o Basic requirements for specific microcomputersWHAT IS NEEDED TO MAKE A MICROCOMPUTER ACT AS A TERMINAL?Any microcomputer can be used as a […]

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Using Videos with Adult English Language Learners

Using Videos with Adult English Language Learners Miriam Burt Video can be used in a variety of instructional settings-in classrooms, in distance-learning sites where information is broadcast from a central point to learners who interact with a facilitator via video or computer, and in self-study situations. It can be used in teachers’ professional development (see, […]

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Narrative and Stories in Adult Teaching and Learning

Narrative and Stories in Adult Teaching and Learning Marsha Rossiter Narrative and stories in education have been the focus of increasing attention in recent years. The idea of narrative is fertile ground for adult educators who know intuitively the value of stories in teaching and learning. Narrative is deeply appealing and richly satisfying to the […]

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Credit Card Usage and Debt among College and University Students

Credit Card Usage and Debt among College and University Students Tamara Holub Since the late 1990s, lawmakers, college officials, consumer advocacy groups, and higher education practitioners, have become increasingly concerned about the rising use of credit cards among college students. A recent study has shown that both the number of students owning a credit card […]

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World Wide Web Resources for Teaching and Learning Economics

World Wide Web Resources for Teaching and Learning Economics Phillip J. VanFossen We live in an information-rich society, one in which, via various forms of technology, information on almost any topic can be obtained nearly instantaneously. The proliferation of such information technology has begun to make its way into the nation’s schools in the form […]

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Career Education for a Global Economy

Career Education for a Global Economy Sandra Kerka The “new economic order” is a global one. Policymakers, educators, business, and industry are all concerned with strengthening the United States for competition in this new arena. National Education Goals 3 and 5 both mention preparing people for further learning and productive employment in the modern global […]

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Educating Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Auditory-Oral. ERIC Digest #E551

Educating Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Auditory-Oral. ERIC Digest #E551 Patrick Stone What is meant by the “auditory-oral” approach? The auditory-oral approach is based on the fundamental premise that acquiring competence in spoken language, both receptively and expressively, is a realistic goal for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Further, […]

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Parent Involvement in Elementary Language Arts: A Program Model

Parent Involvement in Elementary Language Arts: A Program Model Marge Simic “Parent involvement” is fast becoming a hot topic. Teaching periodicals, parent magazines, newspapers, and even television talk shows and special broadcasts are emphasizing the impact parents make in educating their children. Topics include hints on effective communication at conference time, tips for establishing study […]